Zojoji Temple is most notable for its scenic location right in front of the brightly lit Tokyo Tower. And it’s about to look even more magical. For one night only on June 21, the stately temple is putting on its annual candlelight show – ongoing since 2003 – to help shake people off their dependence on electricity and enjoy a slow night. The lights go off at 8pm, and 1,690 candles will illuminate the staircase and path approaching the shrine.
Of course, it will not just be about looking at candles at night. The event will start at 4pm with the Candle Night Marche, where you can shop for seasonal fruit and vegetables, and join workshops on how to conserve energy.
The event takes place from 4pm to 9pm.